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U.S. Marshals Arrest Fugitive in Racine, WI

For immediate release

Scott Keller, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal

Eastern District of Wisconsin
(414) 297-3445

Racine, WI - The U.S. Marshals Service Eastern District of Wisconsin Fugitive Task Force, along with Racine Police Department and the Racine County Sheriff’s deputies, went to an apartment complex on 3 Mile Road in Racine, WI to search for a wanted fugitive, Henry Gryer.  As task force members knocked on the suspect’s door, other members on the perimeter reported that he had fled to a rear balcony on the second floor.  As members confronted Gryer, he was able to climb to the roof and began to flee eastbound.  The entire building was surrounded by law enforcement. Gryer threatened to jump off the roof.

Task Force members made their way to the roof to keep eye contact and engaged the suspect in conversation attempting to have him surrender.  Racine Fire Department responded with a ladder truck, and an ambulance was standing by.  Through dialogue with Racine Police Department negotiators, the suspect eventually walked to the ladder truck and climbed down off the roof, where he was taken into custody by Fugitive Task Force members without further incident or injury to anyone.  

The Eastern District of Wisconsin Fugitive Task Force is part of the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force.  The U. S. Marshals Service of the Eastern District of WI would like to thank our partners, Racine Police Department, Racine County Sheriff’s Office, and the Racine Fire Department for assisting us in this apprehension.

Through this collaboration we were able to take a fugitive off the street and keep everyone safe in the process.

Henry Gryer was wanted on warrants for Possessing a Firearm-Adjudicated Delinquent of a Felony, Burglary to a building or Dwelling, Party to a Crime, Criminal Damage to Property, Party to a Crime, and Felony Bail Jumping.

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